Monthly Archives: August 2017

Weed Felons are Welcome in Oakland’s Legal Marijuana Industry

By TWB In California, the Oakland city council unanimously approved the Equity Permit Program, which ensures a more diverse cannabis industry from the get go, including former weed felons. Approved last month, the new program will reportedly issue 50 percent

Arcane Revelry: An Elevated Dining Experience in Portland, Oregon

By Leah Maurer Perhaps you have been to a pop-up dinner series before…but not like this one! Arcane Revelry is a one-of-a-kind. elevated dining experience that made it’s debut in Portland, OR by launching an exclusive cannabis pop-up summer dinner

Redhat Ralph Visits 8 Portland Marijuana Shops in 24 Miles

By RedHat Ralph This week includes three days of the 30th Annual Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival as well as the 2 year anniversary barbeque at Shango Dispensary in Hillsboro. I will also be continuing my Dispensary Tour north and east

The U.S. May Deschedule Marijuana with The Marijuana Justice Act

By Chloe Sommers The federal ban of marijuana may finally come to an end thanks to a bill submitted by New Jersey Senator,Corey Booker. The bill would deschedule marijuana with The Marijuana Justice Act, legislation that seeks to end the

Justice Within Reach for Kansas Couple Raided for Tomatoes and Tea Leaves

By TWB A Kansas couple will finally see their day in court after years of rulings and appeals stemming from a 2012 SWAT-like raid that only turned up some tomato plants and loose leaf tea. Some of the scarring memories

Legalizing Cannabis for Communities and Racial Justice in New York: StartSmartNY

By TWB A new adult-use (recreational) legislative initiative, StartSmartNY, has materialized in the Empire State, with the re-introduction of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) (previously stalled in prior legislative committees). The movement is spearheaded by a coalition comprised

Legalizing Cannabis for Communities and Racial Justice in New York: SmartStartNY

By TWB A new adult-use (recreational) legislative initiative, SmartStartNY, has materialized in the Empire State, with the re-introduction of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) (previously stalled in prior legislative committees). The movement is spearheaded by a coalition comprised

How to Get Involved in the Highly Profitable Vaporizer Industry

By TWB With medical and recreational use constantly on the rise, the colossal cannabis industry has created a bounty of side markets. One such booming business is the vaporizer industry – and the discreet and arguably healthier option to smoking

Maryland Special Legislative Session on Medical Marijuana Denied

By TWB A Maryland special legislative session on medical marijuana has been denied. Since marijuana pre-approval licenses were announced in 2016, the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission has been accused of ignoring a law requiring it to consider racial diversity. A